Saturday, 24 February 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 64: Mon Mar 5

Mr Jolly Lives Next Door (Frears, 1987): Maida Vale Everyman, 7pm

Maida Vale Everyman introduction:
What are you doing on March 5th 2018? Fancy getting drunk? Can you believe it’s been 30 years since the boys at Dreamytime Escorts took out Nicholas Parsons? That must mean it’s time to get together again and catch up - so pack that Fairy Liquid, tell the French geezer and let's head to the cinema (though there will be no exploding tonic water this time - we hope). Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door – the super-cult Comic Strip film film that is perhaps one of the most quotable pieces of all time – is about to turn 30 and that’s as good as reason as any to come and join us at the Everyman Maida Vale to see just how many gins you can get for £3,000. As well as an exciting screening of the film, Rowland Rivron (legendary comedian and co-writer) will be in  a 30-minute conversation with John Rain (host of Smersh Pod) to reveal behind the scenes stories, facts and give you the real inside track on the cut-throat World of the fluffy toy business. There will also be an exciting bonus screening of Dirty Movie (1984).
Time Out review:
TV's Comic Strip in a niagara of blood, booze, saliva and sick, this has Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall as a pair of bored escorts who, while taking no care of Nicholas Parsons, become involved with a hit-gang and an axe-man (Peter Cook). The abuse is so gratuitous, the pace so riotous, that a kind of obscene serenity hovers over the mayhem. It's funny. Comic Strippers will adore it, and after a six-pack, so will anybody else.
Mark Sanderson

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